Feb 2, 2013 12:00am PST
into this home. our source tells us that is where dan therion lived. he also went by the name of kelly. he was questioned by police six days after kevin collins disappeared. investigators never searched his backyard or basement at the time. cold case investigators returned to the home this week and tore up the basement floor looking for evidence that might link him to the young boy. the home is right across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say therion had a dog. earlier this week the lead investigator in this cold case told abc7 reporter vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984 jie. we had another uh dolt -- another adult witness saying they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108masonic. there was a man there in his 20s or 30s and he had a big great dane black dog. >> touring this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the basement floor of that home. >> now police say those bones may be from an animal and they sent them to a crime lab for analysis just to make sure. according to a public record search the man police are focusing on died five years ago
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
out of prison in 1984. it was the same year kevin collins was abducted. using a different name jackson lived one block away from the school. jackson was named a person of interest, but that was all. he died in 2008. fast-forward to 2013 when san francisco police reopened the cold case. the family held their breath. bones dug up in the garage of jackson's house appeared to be animal bones. still collins' family is stunned and police never connected these dots before. >> for the individual with five names that now we know had a history of molesting young boys, it seemed like he should have been a stronger suspect back then. >> they said he was a person of interest in 1984. why didn't they connect that with the arrest made in 1981? alias or no as, they had fingerprints. >> i am not disparaging what they are doing now. it looks like they are doing everything they can. but we had our office right next door to where this guy was. we were there for six months and he was living there the whole time probably laughing at us. >> it is hard going through it all again, and we have nothing concrete.